Valedictorian Criteria

Valedictorian Criteria for Beiseker School (Updated Aug 29/19)

The criteria for the selection of valedictorian are:

  • Candidates must have a high academic standing, with an average no lower than 75% in grade 12, including:
  • Both of: Social 30-1 or 2 and English 30-1 or 30-2;
  • Two of: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30, or French 30
  • One other 5 credit 30 level course (including options)
  • Candidates must be active members of school community (extra-curricular, sports, student council, etc.) and/or involved in the community at large
  • Candidates must possess and demonstrate a strong positive attitude during school
  • Candidates must have demonstrated exemplary behaviour for the last two school years


The selection process:

  • Candidates must be nominated by a classmate or teacher. The nomination package can be picked up at the office.
  • Ms. O’ Handley (or designated staff member) will review the nomination package to ensure minimum requirements are met.
  • Candidates will prepare a two minute speech to introduce themselves and show the selection committee why they would be the best candidate for class valedictorian, focusing on the message that they want to present for the grad class.
  • A selection committee of administrators and teachers will review the candidates’ speeches and select the class valedictorian.
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